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  • University Commencement



    When is Graduation? 

    Commencement ceremonies for Fall 2024 graduation candidates will take place December 13 - 14, 2024. A schedule has been published to the commencement webpage  www.uh.edu/commencement.  


    Will there be separate in-person ceremonies for each college?

    Yes. Each college will hold its own commencement ceremony. Due to the number of participants, some college ceremonies may be combined. 


    Are tickets required to attend the commencement ceremonies?

    Tickets will be required for all University Commencement ceremonies. Each candidate for graduation will be emailed a link to download six (6) electronic tickets prior to their ceremony. Graduates themselves will not require a ticket. Children two (2) years of age and younger will not require tickets. Tickets are ceremony-specific and may only be used for the ceremony displayed on the ticket. 

    All commencement tickets are complimentary, and any unused tickets should be returned to the commencement ticket pool. The selling of commencement tickets is not condoned by the University and could constitute a violation of the Student Code of Conduct. Failure to comply with this directive will result in a referral to the Dean of Students Office.


    Will the ceremonies be live-streamed for viewing via the web?

    Yes, all ceremonies will be live-streamed.


    Can my family watch/attend if they are not in Texas? 

    Absolutely! Anywhere they can access the internet, they will be able to watch the ceremony. The video recording will also be available afterwards for those who missed it the first time or who would like to view it again.


    What is the deadline to apply for graduation?

    The regular filing period for Fall 2024 graduation is April 1, 2024 - September 27, 2024.

    The deadline for late filing is October 25, 2024.

    Please see the following links for more information.

    Undergraduate Catalog Calendar


    Graduate Catalog Calendar



    When will I receive my diploma?

    It takes approximately 6 to 8 weeks from the close of the term for colleges to review graduation applications and submit their decisions to the registrar’s office for processing. Diplomas are ordered once students have been approved and degrees officially conferred and posted.

    Your diploma will be mailed directly to you at the most current address provided through your myUH student account. The diploma printing company also will send email notifications to you indicating when your diploma has been mailed. It’s important to keep contact information updated in myUH to avoid shipment delays.


    Do I need to purchase a cap and gown? 

    Yes. Graduation candidates wishing to participate in commencement ceremonies must wear regalia. 

    The University of Houston Bookstore will hold a "Grad Fair" March 4 - 5, 2024 from 10am - 4pm at the UH Campus Store in the Student Center South. Regalia orders can be placed in person at this time. The last day to order regalia online is Monday, April 15, 2024.

    UH Law Center Order Deadline: March 24, 2024  

    Doctoral Custom UH Purchase Deadline: March 25, 2024 

    A "Graduation Celebration" will be held at the UH Campus Store on Thursday April 11, 2024 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

    For all questions regarding regalia, please contact the UH Campus Store at campusstore@uh.edu or call 713-741-7095.


    How do I return my rental doctoral regalia? 

    Once commencement is over, you can return your rental doctoral gowns at the collection bins located in the event venues or you may return them directly to the UH Campus Store. 

    For all questions regarding regalia, please contact the UH Campus Store  at campusstore@uh.edu or call 713-741-7095.

    For all questions regarding invitations, please contact Herff Jones at 1-800-837-4235.


    Who is the commencement photographer? 

    Flash Photography is the official photographer for the University of Houston commencement ceremonies. After the ceremony, Flash Photography will send proofs to you so that you can decide if you want to order prints. The photographer will already have your mailing address. If you do not receive the proofs within 30 days of your commencement, please contact Flash Photography at 800-410-8070.


    How do I get my class ring?

    For information regarding the class ring program, please visit the Houston Alumni Association webpage.


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